WATCH: Dayton’s new downtown pavilion just before its opening

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Drone view of new music venue downtown Dayton in finishing stages

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The Levitt Pavilion Dayton held its first concert on Aug. 9, 2018.

Its second season featuring 50 free concerts will launch on May 30, 2019.

>> Who is playing at Levitt Pavilion this season?

The Levitt Pavilion Dayton will celebrate its opening with a concert on August 9,  just a short fourteen months after getting the green light for the project in downtown Dayton.   TY GREENLEES / STAFF
The Levitt Pavilion Dayton will celebrate its opening with a concert on August 9, just a short fourteen months after getting the green light for the project in downtown Dayton. TY GREENLEES / STAFF

Construction of the new venue started in January 2018 on the former Dave Hall Plaza at South Main and East Fifth streets.  The west side of the plaza was transformed into an open grass oval, ringed with walkways with the performance pavilion located at the southwest corner.

The Levitt Pavilion Dayton will celebrate its opening with a concert on August 9,  just a short fourteen months after getting the green light for the project in downtown Dayton.   TY GREENLEES / STAFF
The Levitt Pavilion Dayton will celebrate its opening with a concert on August 9, just a short fourteen months after getting the green light for the project in downtown Dayton. TY GREENLEES / STAFF

The large lawn area has a gentle slope for seating with blankets, lawn chairs or directly on the grass. A difference from other concert venues is that you can bring your own food and drink, but glass containers are not allowed.

>> What you need to know to make the most of your Levitt Pavilion concert experience

>> The best places to eat before or after a Levitt concert

The Levitt Pavilion Dayton will celebrate its opening with a concert on August 9,  just a short fourteen months after getting the green light for the project in downtown Dayton.   TY GREENLEES / STAFF
The Levitt Pavilion Dayton will celebrate its opening with a concert on August 9, just a short fourteen months after getting the green light for the project in downtown Dayton. TY GREENLEES / STAFF

The Levitt Pavilion Dayton will celebrate its opening with a concert on August 9,  just a short fourteen months after getting the green light for the project in downtown Dayton.   TY GREENLEES / STAFF
The Levitt Pavilion Dayton will celebrate its opening with a concert on August 9, just a short fourteen months after getting the green light for the project in downtown Dayton. TY GREENLEES / STAFF